The purpose of the crime beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North Delta and other files of interest. It is submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in progress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance.
The following are some of the calls police responded to in the previous week:
• Nov. 14 to 15; (weather-related calls): Police attended multiple collisions due to flooding on Delta roadways, and traffic and patrol members assisted City of Delta works crews with numerous flooded areas and stranded motorists. A reminder that B.C. has issued a state of emergency, which includes travel restrictions and consumption limits on items like gasoline (30-litre maximum per vehicle).
• Nov. 15, 1:48 p.m., 8300-block Greenhill Pl.: Police were dispatched to a reported theft from vehicle after a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle overnight. The caller believed they saw someone running away with the item, but could not provide a plate, make or model of the vehicle the suspect got into. CCTV was negative.
• Nov. 16, 10:27 a.m., 10500-block Harrogate Dr.: Police were dispatched to a reported stolen vehicle, which was parked in front of the owner’s residence with keys inside the vehicle. Police added the vehicle to the Canadian Police Information System as stolen; it was subsequently located by police in Alberta.
• Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., 11300-block 86th Ave.: Police were dispatched to a reported theft from vehicle, which had been broken into while parked in the driveway of a residence. The vehicle was likely left unlocked as no damage was reported.
• Nov. 18, 10100-block Nordel Crt.: Police were dispatched to a reported explosives call after multiple sticks of mining explosives were located inside a storm drain which was being serviced. The RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit was consulted, and they advised officers on scene that the explosives were safe to seize for destruction, as there was limited risk with this type of explosive. It is unclear how long the explosives were present at this location and they may have been there for years.
• Nov. 19, 11:37 p.m., 10400-block River Rd.: Police were conducting proactive patrols in the vicinity of a local pub and stopped a vehicle to check for sobriety. The driver admitted to consuming liquor, and was subsequently read the approved screening device demand. A sample of “warn” was provided, and the driver was issued a three-day driving prohibition without issue. The passenger, who was sober, drove the pair home.
• Nov. 19, 11:40 p.m., 10400-block River Rd.: Police were conducting proactive patrols in the vicinity of a local pub, and stopped a vehicle to check for sobriety. The driver and lone occupant both admitted to consuming alcohol, and the driver was and subsequently read the breath demand. Two samples of “warn” were provided, and the driver was issued a three-day driving prohibition and had their vehicle towed.